THE MIDDLE EAST: The Trojan Horse

In the port of Alexandria last week, at piers sealed off from prying eyes, Egyptian longshoremen carefully uncrated a Trojan horse. It came from Czechoslovakia, but bore Moscow's greeting card.

The Trojan horse was not immediately recognizable as such. It took the shape of four shiploads of Soviet-bloc arms, but the speed of its arrival bespoke a long preparation by the Russians; about 15 Communist technicians were said to be already on hand, and more were on the way. Alexandria's airport was closed to civil traffic, reportedly because some 50 MIG-15 jet...

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